Chou better believe it! Cabbage turn to Corrie for new single idea

DRAWING inspiration from Coronation Street, ‘Pennine performance punks’ Cabbage return with their first single of 2020.

Their outstanding comeback, ‘You’ve Made an Art Form (From Falling to Pieces) could also be prelude to a second album for the acclaimed Mossley five-piece.

Co-frontman and songwriter, Joe Martin, explained: “After much deliberation, we feel the time is right to share this.

“The chorus line actually originated in a Coronation Street script in 1988.

“Deirdre remarked to Ken: ‘I wonder what advanced state of dither we will find you in today, Ken? You make an art form from falling to pieces.’

“We don’t mind sharing our complete love and adoration for those old, hilariously crafted dialogues.”

And writing on their Facebook page the group: Lee Broadbent (vocals), Joe, Eoghan Clifford (guitar), Paddy Neville (bass) and Asa Morley (drums), added: “In these difficult times, we hope everyone is staying safe and following health guidelines.

“Our thoughts are with everyone out there, providing essential services for those most in need.

“For us, as an alternative spraut rock group, the time has come for ourselves to clamber out of hibernation and release the first instalment of what we have been working on.

“May we introduce to you You’ve Made an Art Form (From Falling to Pieces). We have other plans on hold, due to the ever-stressful situation our planet faces.”

Cabbage describe their first offering since last year’s lauded, ‘Torture,’ as ‘three minutes of wiry, full-bodied and typically erudite new-wave-post-punk-agit-indie.’

Produced by the band and James Skelly at Liverpool’s Parr St Studios, Cabbage “maintain the post-punk edge that’s synonymous with their fizzing back-catalogue.”

Fans should expect a “melodic, technicolour sequel to the brooding, cracked-screen noir of their debut album Nihilistic Glamour Shots’, which hit the UK Top 30 on release in 2018.”

Forming in 2014, Cabbage have occupied provocative territory by promoting progressive politics and supporting charitable causes through their live shows, leading them to be featured the BBC Radio Four documentary ‘The Art of Now: Band Politics.’

The band is unable to confirm a new tour due to the coronavirus pandemic which has forced the cancellation of Glastonbury 2020.

But Cabbage are scheduled to play the Bingley Weekender in September featuring the likes of Primal Scream, The Libertines and the Wedding Present.

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